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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Art/Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese Studies, Communications, Culinary Arts, Dance, Economics, Engineering, English, Exercise Science, French Studies, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management/Entrepreneurship, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Russian Studies, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish Studies, Textile Design, Theatre Arts Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Seoul, South Korea - Kyung Hee University

   Seoul, South Korea

Kyung Hee University has a comprehensive education system encompassing all grades from Kindergarten to Graduate school. KHU celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2009 and moving into the future, KHU is concentrated on its efforts to strengthen its core capacity in the fields of education, internationalization, research, and university management. Kyung Hee University’s motto is “Democratization of School, Ideas, and Living;” striving to bridge cultural and social gaps by promoting mutual understanding and prosperity. With this purpose in mind, KHU encourages frequent exchanges with sister schools overseas to facilitate the exchange of ideas. Mirroring it’s emphasis on international relations, KHU excels in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Economics, International Business and Trade, The Arts, Music, and International Area Studies. KHU is composed of three campuses: Global, Seoul, and Kwangnung. Seoul Campus is composed of fifteen colleges and Global Campus has nine. Both offer excellent libraries and other student facilities. The graduate School of Pan-Pacific Studies (GSP) is a competitive academic program offering scholarships for eligible students. 

COURSES
Courses taught in English are offered in a variety of Departments in The Colleges of Law, Politics & Economics, Hotel & Tourism Management, Humanities, Business Administration, and Sciences. Courses within the department of Management (English Track-Seoul Campus), Hospitality Management (English Track-Seoul Campus), and International Studies (Global Campus) are taught in English. 

CREDITS
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester - March - June

ELIGIBILITY
University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary. However, some knowledge of Korean would insure the maximum benefit of this study abroad program. 

Nominated students must submit the following forms to the UMass Boston Office of Global Programs:
1. Online personal information form
2. Application Form for Exchange Students
3. Official Academic Transcript (English) 
4. Certificate of Enrollment (English) 
5. Study Plan Outline (English or Korean)
6. 2 Photographs (facing front, no hats): 3cmX4cm 
7. Copy of Passport 
8. Notification of Travel Arrangements 
9. Recommendation 
10. Application for Admission to Dormitory

COSTS
See Budget sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Prior to applying, it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:
https://finaid.umb.edu/


HOUSING
There are several options for on campus and off campus housing.

   

VISA

You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. 

Students who are citizens of the U.S. and will be in South Korea for more than 90 days must obtain a D-2 Student Visa from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. For more information visit the Boston Consulate website.

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information: 
https://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/Education_Abroad/Visas_For_Education_Abroad/

Download: Korea, South Country Information and Visas.pdf

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms. 

FORMS:
Study Abroad Contact Consent.pdf
Disciplinary Clearance Form.pdf
Program Agreement Release Form.pdf
Request for Prior Approval of Transfer of Credits.pdf
Mandatory Travel Departure Interview.pdf
Study abroad waiver for parents-guardians.pdf